TechnoZen

Differences between Windows and Macs

Have you jumped to the Mac? Feel like you’re floundering? You aren’t alone. The interface – the minimize buttons, the keyboard, even file icons – seems to confuse people for the first week or two after they abandon a years-long relationship with Microsoft Windows. Apple answers common

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Posting video on your website or blog

Toronto freelance writer Sharon Crawford asked about putting video on a website or blog. You can embed videos posted elsewhere on the Internet (or that you have uploaded to your own web space) on any page in your website or blog. You just need to know the

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Speeding up a slow computer

Computers can slow down as they “age” but following two simple pieces of advice can keep them relatively spry and useful for years to come. And if you’re handy with a screwdriver, you can do some of these things on your own.

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First steps: troubleshooting Internet connection problems

People sometimes lose their home Internet connections. If this ever happens to you, there’s a chance that you might fix the problem in five minutes or less. The next time your connection fails, try the following steps. Keep going through the list until one provides results: Check

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Seven steps to handling group work online

Ah, group work. You need to keep dates straight, understand who does what, work on only the latest files, and you do all this with phone calls and email – big piles of email. Or not.

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Handy Windows shortcuts

Sometimes an article pops up online that fits perfectly in this blog. Marc Saltzman wrote one on Windows shortcuts that every Windows computer owner needs to read. Here are a few gems: 1. Windows Key (by itself) This launches your Start menu, instead of having to click

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Project management on a Mac

Freelance writer Jane Langille asked me about Outlook for Mac, now that it’s back on the market and has replaced Microsoft Entourage. “Is it worth buying the new Office for Mac Home & Business version 2011 just to get Outlook? The project management integration between Mail, iCal

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The greatness of GMail

This past week, I watched a podcast and read a blog post that reminded me just how cool GMail can be. Take ten minutes to go through both of these. You might be surprised at what Google’s free email service can do for you.

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Creating basic functions in a spreadsheet

Tax time is coming! Maybe it’s time to let technology help you handle the numbers. That’s what accountants use spreadsheets for, but you don’t need to understand accounting or finance concepts to get a spreadsheet.

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The benefits of blogging

Successful companies maintain relationships with people who matter to them. These include customers, suppliers, business analysts and members of the media, to name a few. These relationships involve conversations. While face-to-face chats with customers might seem ideal, most companies can’t bring this idyllic notion to real life

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